The marked cross-border route that crosses the territory of Latvia and Lithuania.
During the First World War, the front line of “Life and Death” was located on the territory of Latvia and Lithuania for several years. A complex system of fortifications with ditches, trenches and bunkers was built on both sides of it. Thousands of soldiers fought and died in fierce battles here, as evidenced by the countless burials of fallen soldiers.
The First World War has left long-lasting scars not only in people’s destinies and hearts, but also in our land. Until our days, in the forests of Medumi parish in Augsdaugava district, countless bunkers, cannon and ammunition storages, trenches and graves of soldiers who fought on both sides of the front have been preserved until our days.
During the route, it is possible to see several better-preserved bunkers, as well as the expositions of the First World War in Medumi and Turmantas (Lithuania), dedicated to the First World War. The exposition in Turmantas is already open and invites visitors to view interesting artifacts, exhibits and testimonies of the First World War. The exhibition in Medumi is being created and will be opened in February 2023.
Important! Since it is the cross-border route and crosses the territory of both Latvia and Lithuania, we remind you that each person must have an identity document, passport or ID card.
The creation of the cycling route was realized within the framework of the project LLI-501 of the cross-border program of Latvia and Lithuania “Pirmā pasaules kara mantojuma tūrisma maršruta un ekspozīcijas izveide ar mērķi piesaistīt apmeklētājus pierobežas zonā”.